The City of Milwaukee issued an RFP seeking developers interested in buying and developing a vacant 5.6-acre site at 2372 S. Logan Ave. in the Bay View neighborhood.
The City of Milwaukee recently issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking developers interested in buying and developing a vacant 5.6-acre site at 2372 S. Logan Ave. in the Bay View neighborhood. The property was formerly used as a U.S. Army Reserve site.
The city’s asking price for the property is about $2 million. The RFP for the property is due on Jan. 17.
City officials want to see a "net zero energy development" on the site with a mix of single family, townhouse and multi-family residential units on the site. The city wants between 75 and 150 residential units built on the property.
A "net zero energy development" must create enough energy through on-site renewable energy resources annually that is equal or greater than the amount of energy that is consumed annually.
Alderman Tony Zielinski said the future residential units at the site will most likely be powered entirely by solar energy and wind power.
"This will be a catalytic project showing that homes can be powered by solar, wind and even geo-thermal energy sources, emitting zero green house gases," Zielinski said. "We think this location is beneficial because it is likely that Bay View residents will quickly see the benefits of 100 percent renewable energy and will choose to use it to power their own homes and businesses. Instead of cutting a check to the energy company every month, owners of 100 percent renewable energy homes will actually receive a check from the energy company as it looks to invest in these important new energy sources."